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Leona - tärningen är kastad : kriminalroman (original 2014; edição 2014)

por Jenny Rogneby

Séries: Leona (1)

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This best-selling Scandinavian thriller follows its troubled heroine as she investigates a high-profile robbery for Stockholm's Violent Crimes Division. Naked and bloody, a seven-year-old girl walks into a bank in central Stockholm in broad daylight and gets away with millions. Leona Lindberg of Stockholm's Violent Crimes Division agrees to work on the case. With a long, distinguished history in the police force, she seems the perfect choice. But Leona is grappling with deep issues of her own--a gambling addiction, a strained marriage--that could jeopardize the investigation. As she struggles to keep the volatile pieces of her life under control, the line between right and wrong becomes increasingly unclear--and even irrelevant.  This is a hard-boiled crime novel, filled with unexpected twists and turns, featuring an unusual heroine. Leona makes for gripping reading while challenging feminine norms and posing questions about what lies behind the choices we make.… (mais)
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Título:Leona - tärningen är kastad : kriminalroman
Autores:Jenny Rogneby
Informação:Stockholm : Wahlström & Widstrand, 2014
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Leona: The Die Is Cast por Jenny Rogneby (2014)

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This tale of a young woman police officer is disturbing and dark, yet a compelling reading. Leona is hip and beautiful, but she is deeply disturbed and has been most of her life based on flashbacks to her childhood where she started fires and mistreated family pets. She is manipulative and uncaring to the point that she embezzles family savings meant to help her sick son to obtain experimental surgery to relieve his chronic pain. She uses everyone she knows and focuses only on how soon she can leave them to live on her own. The fact that she is in a position of trust both as a police officer and a parent is what makes this character so hard to understand. She just has no feeling for anyone other than how she can use them to meet her own needs. ( )
  kerryp | Mar 6, 2018 |
The blurb for this book reads:

"This is a hard-boiled crime novel, filled with unexpected twists and turns, featuring an unusual heroine. Leona makes for gripping reading while challenging feminine norms and posing questions about what lies behind the choices we make."

And that is a very accurate statement for this book. There were several twists and turns in this book. I do have to say, though, that I did not care much for the main character. At least, I did not like the choices that she made in this book. She was a very narcissistic, uncaring person.

However, the action, the uniqueness of the crime and the crazy twists made this an enjoyable read for me.

Thanks to Other Press and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. ( )
  debkrenzer | Sep 21, 2017 |
Leona: The Die Is Cast begins as a traditional procedural police mystery. Leona is an investigator in Stockholm’s Violent Crime Division and has just been assigned a robbery investigation – an unusual robbery that involved a young girl of seven or eight who walked into a bank with a threatening audio recording. The bank hands over the money to protect the girl from the threatened violence against her.

Most of the story is told from Leona’s point of view, but occasionally Olivia, the young girl is heard from. We also get the point of view of a reporter who becomes a bit of thorn in Leona’s side. So far, so good…until we learn very early that Leona is the mastermind behind the robberies, so even though she does not know how Olivia is being mistreated, her abuse is the result of Leona’s action. Everything that happens is the result of Leona’s actions.

Leona’s life is falling apart. Her kids like their dad more than her, though she interprets that as they don’t love her which shows the kind of emotional maturity she has. She’s a gambling addict though she does not realize it, thinking it terribly clever when she tells her husband she’s a gambling addict. She is a horrible person, an anti-hero, and really, she is not very appealing.

That would all be fine, if she were remotely believable, but she is not. She’s not particularly clever, in fact, she’s obtuse and inept. Of course, things fall apart, but a lot of her troubles are her own stupidity. I am cool with an anti-hero, but Leona’s not just an anti-hero, she gets a child abused and neglected and leaves her in jeopardy. She makes several questionable choices, beyond criminality, many of them on impulse and most completely unnecessary. Then, just for fun, there’s the medium.

I was ready to quit when the medium walked in the room. I probably should have. However, I was curious how it would shake out. Well, it shook out in a completely unbelievable and ridiculous way and ends, of course, on a cliff hanger. I am curious how Rogneby will write Leona out of her mess, but only mildly so, because I don’t care much about Leona. I don’t really care anything about Leona, I just wonder what completely unlikely and unprofessional and silly ploy will be employed to get her out of her mess.

Leona: The Die Is Cast will be released on August 1st. I received an advance e-galley from the publisher through Edelweiss.

https://tonstantweaderreviews.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/9781590518823/ ( )
  Tonstant.Weader | Jul 6, 2017 |
Een meisje van zeven jaar loopt naakt en bedekt met bloed en blauwe plekken een bank binnen, speelt een cassettebandje af en verlaat de bank weer met een rugzak vol met geld. Niemand doet iets en het meisje lijkt in rook te zijn opgegaan. Leona Lindberg, een vierendertig jarige rechercheur bij de Afdeling Ernstige Delicten, krijgt de leiding over het onderzoek. Leona lijdt aan een antisociale persoonlijkheidsstoornis en besteedt heel veel energie aan het onderdrukken van wie en wat zij eigenlijk is. Zij wil verandering in haar leven en daar heeft ze geld voor nodig, heel veel geld en dat heeft zij niet. Haar gokverslaving heeft haar niet rijk gemaakt. Leona is echter een heel goede speurder, zij weet welke fouten criminelen maken en zij maakt die fouten niet.

De zaak van het naakte meisje in de bank is zo uitzonderlijk dat de pers er boven op zit. Zo ook Christer Skoog, een journalist van Aftonbladet die niet alleen veel belangstelling heeft voor de zaak waaraan Leona werkt maar ook voor een zaak waarbij het misdadig gedrag van hooggeplaatste politici in de doofpot wordt gestopt. Tussen Christer en Leona ontwikkelt zich een kat en muisspel dat gevaarlijke proporties aanneemt.

Jenny Rogneby (1974) is een Zweedse criminologe die voor de Zweedse politie heeft gewerkt. Haar ervaringen hebben mede bijgedragen aan de totstandkoming van haar debuutthriller De teerling is geworpen. Zij heeft een frisse en heldere schrijfstijl en daarmee heeft zij een originele en spannende thriller geschreven die aangenaam leest en waarin een hoofdpersoon wordt gepresenteerd die intrigeert en boeit maar ook nogal dubbele gevoelens oproept. Een vrouw die beseft dat het bewandelen van geijkte paden haar niet per se een goed mens maakt en dat een radicale ommekeer voor haar en haar omgeving waarschijnlijk beter zou zijn.

Het wordt heel geloofwaardig op papier gezet totdat duidelijk wordt hoe Leona die ommekeer wil bewerkstelligen. Zij blijft intrigerend maar de aanvankelijke sympathie neemt snel af en dat doet afbreuk aan het boek. Daar staat tegenover dat De teerling is geworpen een prima pageturner is die met genoeg onverwachte en verrassende plotwendingen de spanning er goed in houdt. De personages zijn goed uitgewerkt en geloofwaardig, de omstandigheden die hebben geleid tot Leona's persoonlijkheidsstoornis worden met gevoel beschreven, de werkwijze van de Afdeling Ernstige Delicten en de onderlinge animositeit worden scherp geanalyseerd en overtuigen.

De ontknoping is zoals een ontknoping van een goed thriller hoort te zijn, goed gevonden en uitermate spannend maar toch wringt het een en ander. Niet alleen wordt het verhaal naarmate het boek vordert steeds ongeloofwaardiger, ook dringt de vraag zich op of er omstandigheden zijn waarin misdaden toelaatbaar zijn. Het eindoordeel is dan ook dubbel. De teerling is geworpen is een originele thriller die goed geschreven is en waarin snelheid en spanning ruim aanwezig zijn. Maar het is ook een thriller met een hoofdpersoon die uiteindelijk weinig sympathie opwekt en waarin met de geloofwaardigheid regelmatig een stevig loopje wordt genomen. ( )
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This best-selling Scandinavian thriller follows its troubled heroine as she investigates a high-profile robbery for Stockholm's Violent Crimes Division. Naked and bloody, a seven-year-old girl walks into a bank in central Stockholm in broad daylight and gets away with millions. Leona Lindberg of Stockholm's Violent Crimes Division agrees to work on the case. With a long, distinguished history in the police force, she seems the perfect choice. But Leona is grappling with deep issues of her own--a gambling addiction, a strained marriage--that could jeopardize the investigation. As she struggles to keep the volatile pieces of her life under control, the line between right and wrong becomes increasingly unclear--and even irrelevant.  This is a hard-boiled crime novel, filled with unexpected twists and turns, featuring an unusual heroine. Leona makes for gripping reading while challenging feminine norms and posing questions about what lies behind the choices we make.

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